Green Bay Packers: 3 Big takeaways from loss vs

Green Bay Packers: 3 Big takeaways from loss vs

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills is sacked by Nick Perry #53 of the Green Bay Packers and Clay Matthews #52 during the second quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Crosby missed a career-high four field goals in one game and failed to make an extra point to boot. "Left a lot of points on the field for this team". The difference between all of those years and this one is that the NFC North is as good as it has been all decade. A replay review failed to provide enough evidence to overturn it; the Packers thought it grazed a Lions player first. With two exceptions - 2011 in which the Packers went 15-1 and previous year where they flatlined - the Packers have answered by making the playoffs. Combine that with 13 points Crosby left on the field, and that's 20 points on the special teams alone.

A roughing the kicker penalty on King followed. His 42-yarder hit the right upright, as did his lone point-after attempt. "This game is a contact sport where injuries are 100 percent bound to happen, so you just never know when someone will go down, and you've got to prepare to play every position and every play".

It added up to the Packers' largest halftime deficit since December 3, 2006, against the Jets, which meant it was the largest halftime deficit in Rodgers' career as a starter.

However, receivers Davante Adams (calf), Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Geronimo Allison (concussion) all sat out again, raising doubt about their availability to face the Detroit Lions. Valdes-Scantling (two grabs for 41 yards) is the only other wideout on the roster with a reception, and tight end Jimmy Graham (one) is the only other player with a receiving touchdown.

As for Rodgers, his two lost fumbles marked just the third time in his career that's happened - and the first time in almost three years.

"Mike and I talk all the time", Rodgers said. "I gave them 10". "I'll tell you what, I love having that crowd". After stopping Detroit on their first drive, the Packers attempted to field a punt deep in their own territory. Second half got into a groove. One will be filled by defensive lineman David Irving in his return from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, but the team said he didn't make the trip and wouldn't play against the Texans. Like a broken record, in nearly each of the last eight seasons we've counted the Packers out and openly questioned whether Mike McCarthy is wasting Rodgers prime. The team's 22-0 Week 4 win brings them to 2-1-1 on the season heading to Detroit.

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